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THE 




AUDITORS' REPORT 



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TOWN OF ANDOVER, 



YEAR ENDING FEB. 20, 1865. 




ANDOVER: 

PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER 

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THE 



AUDITORS' REPORT 



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OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOYER, 



YEAR ENDING FEB. 20, 1865. 



ANDOVER: 

PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

1865. 



HE POET. 



SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT, 



SCHOOLS. 

Appropriation for the year 1861, 

Balance due the several Districts, Feb. 13th, 1864, 



$3,980 00 
1,542 05 

$5,522 05 



Districts. 


18 6 4. 


1865. 


Feb. 13. 
Cr. 


Appropria- 
tion. 


Credit. 


Paid. 


iFeb. 20. 
Cr. 




$ 


s 


S 


$ 


$ 


Centre South 


265.05 


635.00 


900.05 


656.50 


243.55 


Phillips . . . 


137.90 


350.00 


487.90 


305.73 


182.17 


Village . . . 


118.61 


525.00 


673.61 


495.70 


177.91 


Ballard Vale 


156.21 


528.00 


684.21 


682.30 


1.91 


Scotland . . 


102.96 


250.00 


352.96 


245.00 


107.96 


Holt .... 


97.92 


235.00 


332.92 


216.44 


116.48 


Centre West 


117.64 


265.00 


382.64 


262.85 


119.79 


Frye .... 


155.82 


424.00 


579.82 


425.75 


154.07 


North .... 


75.90 


160.00 


235.90 


159.74 


76.16 


Abbott . . . 


74.21 


173.00 


247.21 


168.87 


78.34 


Bailey .* . . 


103.03 


225.00 


328.63 


239.25 


89.38 


Osgood . . . 


106.20 


210.00 


316.20 


229.95 


86.25 


1542.05 


3980.00 


5522.05 


4088.08 


1433.97 



Whole amount due the Districts, 
Orders paid to Feb. 20.. 1865, 



$4,088 



Balance due Districts, Feb. 20, 1865, 1,433 



08) 
97} 



$5,522 05 
5,522 05 



SCHOOLHOUSES. 



Districts. 


18 6 4. 


1865. 


February 13. 


Tax. 


Credit. 


Paid. 


February 20. 




Dr. 


Cr. 








Dr. 


Cr. 




$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 




$ 


Centre, S. 
















Phillips . . 




10.84 




10.84 






10.84 


Village . . 




24.67 




24.67 


20.00 




4.67 


Ballard Vale 




296.46 


1099.81 


1396.27 


363.86 




1032.41 


Scotland . . 






262.49 


262.49 


245.88 




16.61 


Holt. . . . 


2.44 




2.44 






2.44 


Centre, W. 
















Frye .... 




2.76 




2.76 






2.76 


North . . . 




2.17 




2.17 






2.17 


Abbott. . . 
















Bailey . . . 




10.11 




10.11 


9.41 




.70 


Osgood . . 




.26 




.26 






.26 


349.71 


1362.30 


1712.01 


639.15 




1072.86 



Balance due School Districts, 



$1072.86 



APPROPRIATION FOR PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 
Moses Foster, jun., for Trustees, $250 00 



MILITARY DEPARTMENT. 

Paid by Selectmen, aid to Families of Volunteers, 

Bounty paid for Recruits, 

George Foster, for Recruiting Expenses * 



$13,263 38 

11,429 00 

493 82 

$25,186 20 



LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Edward F. Porter, for liquor, 

Henry W. Abbott, Agent, 

J. L. Partridge, taxes, 

George Cogswell, U. S. Liquor License, 



$1,891 49 

195 09 

8 18 

20 00 


$2114 76 



* Reimbursed by the State, $209 37. 



5 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

J. H. Flint, annual pay of members, 

John Cornell, horse hire, 

John C. Morse, Janitor, 

John Mayer, 

Hunneman & Co., 

T. E. May berry & Co., wood and coal, 



$238 00 


2 


00 


19 


90 


3 


78 


164 


50 


9 


50 



$437 68 



SERVICES OF OFFICERS. 

John E. Ingalls, police, 

Robert Callahan, notifying officers and meetings, 

J. W. Turner, School Committee, 

A. J. Gould, School Committee, 

Charles Pray, notifying meetings, 

Henry S. Green, School Committee, 

F. S. Wheeler, police, 

Robert Callahan, police, 

George F. Baker, police, 

Henry Dane, police, 

Francis P. Brill, police, 

Edward Taylor, Treasurer, 

" " recording marriages, births, deaths, etc., 

" " collecting taxes, 

" " railroad fares, 

George Foster, Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer, 
Benjamin Boynton, " " " 

John B. Abbott, " 



$10 


00 


10 


70 


36 75 


65 


50 


16 


50 


50 


00 


4 


75 


10 


20 


2 


00 


4 


00 


4 00 


50 


00 


;., 48 


40 


271 


54 


3 


00 


225 


00 


225 


00 


200 


00 


$1237 34 



HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES 

OVERWORK. 

Dis. No. 25, Willard Jones, 
" 27, Peter Temple, 

6, Horace P. Holt, 
" 25, Charles C. Blunt, 
" 22, George F. Baker, 
19, Wm. Perrin, 

Amount carried forward, $48 26 



2 


00 


26 


78 


10 


00 


6 


48 


2 


25 



6 



Amount brought forward, 
Dis.No. 18, Joshua Phelps, 
1, S. B. Locke, 

" 15, S. Gilman Bailey, 

« 2, Wm. H. Rea, 

" 2, Charles O. Cummings, 
23, David Poland, 
10, Nicholas Howe, 

"• 28, William Allen, 
12, Isaac M. Hardy, 
21, William Merrill, 
14, E. Francis Holt, 

" 24, George Boutwell, 
27, Daniel C. Stevens, 
26, Alfred Putnam, 



EXPENSES OF REMOVING SNOW. 

Dist. No. 14. Charles Shattuck, 

" 15. Isaac Carruth, 

" 11. Elijah Hussey, 

25. Willard Jones, 



$48 26 

4 96 

10 00 



60 
10 



17 00 

2 28 



77 
25 



10 00 

17 44 

4 52 

8 00 

4 50 

10 00 





$152 68 


STATE REIMBURSEMENT, HIGHWAYS. 




is. No. 22, George F. Baker, 


$25 00 


19, Alfred Hardy, 


27 70 


" r 20, Nathan C. Abbott, 


50 00 


*' 24, George Boutwell, 


25 00 


1 6, Paul B. Follansbee, 


20 00 


" 15, S. Gilman Bailey, 


15 00 


14, E. Francis Holt, 


10 00 


21, William Merrill, , 


15 00 


" 18, Joshua Phelps, 


9 00 


" 4, Eaton Green, 


10 00 



$206 70 



$1 


00 


1 


38 


1 


00 


1 


75 



$5 13 



SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES. 

Dist. No. 2, Wm. E. Clongh, $2 55 

" 14, E. Francis Holt, 26 74 

62 22 



27, Daniel C. Stevens, 
Amount carried forward, 



$91 51 



Amount brought forward, 
Dis. No. 14, Charles Shattuck, 

11 & 12, Isaac M. Hardy, 

2, John O. Ragan, 
" 28, Peter Temple, 

T. E. Mayberry & Co., plank, 
John O. Ragan, for culverts, 
" 11, Charles O. Cummings, 
" 27, T. P. Allen, 

12 & 11, Moody B. Abbott, 

10, Moody B. Abbott, railing, 
11 11, Luke Cunningham, 
" 27, Charles O. Cummings, 

" " on bridges, 

" " for highways 

* " 27, John B. Abbott, culverts, 
21, Wm. Merrill, 
" 1,8. B. Locke, 
" 12, Hermon Phelps, on bridge, 
11 " roads, 

" " sleepers and plank, 

Benjamin Boynton, bridges, 

" " highways, 

John B. Abbott, roads, 
Joseph B. Pearson, for bridges, 
James H. Smith, iron for bridges, 
" 16, Paul B. Follansbee, building road, 
" 27, Abbott & Clement, stock and labor, 
Isaac "Wilson, for stone, 
H. B. Abbott, for stone and dinners, 
Kimball & Pillsbury, spikes, 
Amos Gilchreast, moving wall, 
" 27, Isaac M. Hardy, culvert, 
Brooks & Darling, spikes, 
26, Alfred Putnam, 



$91 


51 


1 


00 


33G 


47 


7 43 


18 


51 


83 


86 


395 


77 


23 


80 


56 


96 


81 


56 


9 


00 


16 


15 


35 


55 


52 


43 


162 


34 


43 


93 


16 


08 


34 


83 


6 


00 


2 


50 


416 


42 


13 89 


11 


50 


28 


26 


86 80 


15 


67 


72 


19 


9 


75 


1 


00 


10 


00 


30 


75 


15 


37 


15 


00 


30 


00 


26 25 


$2298 53 



TAXE S. 

HIGHWAY TAXES WORKED AND REASSESSED. 

Dis. Xo. 22, George F. Baker, $12 14 

27, Daniel C. Stevens, / 87 50 

6, Horace P. Holt, 13 94 



Amount carried forward, $113 58 



8 



Amount brought forward, 
Dis. No. 25, Charles C. Blunt, 

12, Isaac M. Hardy, 
" 3, John Chandler, 

14, E. Francis Holt, 
" 9, Henry J. Gray, 

11, Elijah Hussey, 
" 7, George Mason, 
5, John B. Abbott, 
" 28, Caleb Abbott, 
" 20, Nathan C. Abbott, 
" 18, Joshua Phelps, 

13, Aaron S. Clark, 
" 4, Eaton Green, 

" 15, S. Gilman Bailey, 
" 23, David Poland, 
" 10, Nicholas Howe, 
19, Alfred Hardy, 
21, William Merrill, 
1, S. B. Locke, 
16, Paul B. Follansbee, 
" 24, George Boutwell, 
" 2, James A. Roberts, 
" 26, Alfred Putnam, 



$113 58 


37 


58 


130 


06 


120 


09 


36 


93 


47 


20 


9 


14 


35 


32 


11 


49 


44 46 


5 37 


1 


04 


104 


34 


6 


12 


17 


68 


165 


10 


42 


10 


1 


73 


32 


56 


142 


58 


32 


10 


7 


03 


38 43 


250 


00 


$1432 03 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 
Edward Taylor, 1864, 



$144 98 



REMITTANCE OF TAXES. 



Edward Taylor, 1863, 
1864, 



<( <( 



$17 52 
358 51 

S376 03 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



E. H. Barnard, Town House, $17 29 

W. F. Draper, printing and school books, 1863, 185 94 

" " " " 1864, 196 29 

Amount carried forward, $399 52 



Amount brought forward, 
Samuel G. Bean, serving warrants, 
Samuel G. Bean, dinners, 
John Abbott, Town House, 
Henry A. Gould, damage, 
Post-office, postage, 
A. Magee & Co., Town House, 
Robert Callahan, janitor, 
Witnesses in Jones's case, • 

Alexander E. Jennings, land damages, 
Bates, Goldvvaith & Co., for Post-office, 
P. M. Jefferson, damage to wagon, 
Dodge & Beard, Town House, 
Thomas Groom & Co., stationery and books, 
North Reading, for schools, 
H. A. Bodwell, for badges, 
City Lawrence, taxes. 
Joseph Howe, running town line, 
T. E. Mayberry & Co., coal, Town House, 
W. L. T. Town, dinners, 
David Howaith, stationery, 
Wm, Barnett, Town House, 
Hermon Phelps, horse-hire, 
John B. Abbott, running town line, 
Arthur N. Bean, for posts, 
Allen W. Dodge, county commissioner, 
Robert Callahan, paid for help, Town House, 
David Baker, damage for wagon, * 
John Cornell, horse-hire, 
Gleason & Morse, Town House, 
Andrew Thompson, for returning ten deaths, 
Robert Callahan, " sixty-two deaths, 

Frank McAnallv, " twenty-four deaths, 

Hermon Phelps, " twenty-two " 

Eben P. Higgins, Town House, 
Eben P. Higgins, for services, 



$399 


52 


10 


00 


10 


3S 


4 


50 


40 


00 


21 


40 


4 


92 


138 


00 


35 


91 


8 84 


1 


90 


4 


00 


42 


60 


13 


50 


8 


50 


5 


90 


18 


27 


2 


50 


33 


00 


16 


00 


23 


67 


12 


75 


18 


00 


3 


00 


6 


75 


28 


85 


24 


30 


3 


00 


4 


75 


3 


12 


1 


00 


6 


20 


2 


40 


2 


20 


10 


00 


20 


00 



$989 63 



10 
SUMMARY. 



Schools, 






$4088 08 






Schoolhouses, 






639 


15 


$4,727 


91 








<iO 


Punchard Free School, 










$250 00 


Military, 










25,186 


20 


Liquor Agency 










2114 


76 


Fire Department, 










437 


68 


Services of Officers, 










1237 


34 


Highways and Bridges 


, overwork, 








152 


68 


State Reimbursement, 


Highways, 








206 


70 


Removing Snow, 










5 


13 


Special Appropriation, 


Roads and 


Bridges, 






2,298 


53 


Highway Taxes worked and reassessed, 






1,432 


03 


Abatement of Taxes, 










144 


98 


Remittance of Taxes, 










376 


03 


Miscellaneous, 










989 


63 




$34,831 


69 



11 



OVERSEERS' ACCOUNT. 



RELIEF OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Joseph V. Allen, S20 00 

Mrs. Ann E. Bean and family, 72 00 

Mrs. Lucy Gray, 34 00 

Mrs. Ellen Butler, 17 00 

Mrs. Farrington and family, 104 00 

Mrs. T. C. Mason, 37 50 

Mrs. Wiley, 19 00 

Thomas Robinson, medical attendance, 3 00 

Clifton Barrows, " " 5 00 

Tryphene Beverly, 13 50 

Mrs. Dolly Burnham, 9 96 

Samuel A. Goldsmith, 39 50 

Mrs. Phebe A. Johnson, 39 00 

DoUey Shed's child, 103 85 

Serena Abbott, 26 00 

John Callahan, medical attendance, 3 00 

Mrs. Harriet B. Gile and family, 20 00 

Miss Mary A. Goodwin, 15 00 

Charles B. Abbott, 3 00 

Jacob Brown's child, 26 00 

John Pickergill, coffin and burial, 11 00 

Thomas K. Mears, coffin and burial, 10 00 

Mrs. Phebe Palmer and family, 53 35 

David Goodwin, burial of child, 6 00 

Mrs. James Horn, 4 00 

Mrs. George Goodhue, 16 25 

Mrs. Alrriira Jones, 5 00 

Mrs. Richard GafFany, 4 00 

Miss Dorcas Chandler, 26 00 

Miss Anna Jones, 39 00 

John McCollongh, medical attendance, 12 00 

Mrs. Josiah Mason and family, 2100 

Mrs. Daniel. Mears, jr., 7 00 

Mrs. Judith Wardwell, 3141 

Daniel Hanegan, 4 00 

John McNabb, 16 00 

$876 32 



12 

PAID TO CITIES AND TOWNS 

State Lunatic Hospital, Lydia B. Frye, 
Massachusetts General Hospital, Farnham Jones, 
Newburyport, Ezra Merrill, 
Ipswich, Jonathan Holt's family, 
Amesbury, Mrs. Daniel Mears and child, 
Methuen, Abraham Kimball, 



$174 79 


25 


00 


17 


62 


13 


50 


100 


50 


51 


34 



8382 75 



DUE FROM CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Newburyport, Rebecca Merrill, $35 75 

North Andover, James Nichols, 11 50 

Salem, Thomas C. Clement, 35 00 



$82 25 



COMMITMENTS. 

Frank S. Wheeler, $2 00 

Samuel G. Bean, 5 50 

Francis P. Brill, 3 95 
S. G. Bean, commitment of James Duncan to Insane 

Hospital, Worcester, 14 40 



$25 85 



INCIDENTAL EXPENSES 

J. W. Leatherbee, shingles, 

Elijah Hussey, sawing lumber, 

Charles C. Holt, pump, 

D. L. Trow, repairs on almshouse, % 

J. B. Pearsons, repairs on almshouse, 

Wm. Barnett, stove and repairs, 

William Poor, new work, 



$79 75 


28 


95 


12 


00 


2 


05 


47 


50 


74 


25 


95 27 



$339 77 



13 

EXPENSES OF ALMSHOUSE. 

Charles O. Cummings, salary, $300 00 

Valpey and Flint, meat, 

W. H. Kimball, M. D., medical attendance, 

M. Nelson and Son, supplies, 

Abbott and Holt, supplies, 

J. H. Rea, meat, 

J. H. Flint, meat, 

T. E. Mayberry & Co., coal, 

D. Howarth, medical supplies, 

B. F. Holt, ice, 

J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 

Herman Abbott, coffin for Sarah Dole, 

Robert Callahan, burial of Sarah Dole, 

Dodge and Beard, supplies, 

L. Fisher, blacksmithing, 

J. H. Cochrane, blacksmithing, 

James H. Smith, blacksmithing, 



37 


63 


15 


00 


645 


90 


664 


51 


150 


12 


243 


16 


186 


00 


20 


24 


13 


00 


63 


13 


6 


75 


5 


00 


454 


39 


20 


42 


6 


02 


25 58 


$2856 85 



SUMMARY OF OVERSEERS' ORDERS 

Relief out of the Almshouse, 
Paid to Cities and Towns, 
Due from Cities and Towns, 
Commitments, 
Incidental Expenses, 
Expenses of Almshouse, 



$876 32 


382 


75 


82 


25 


25 


85 


339 


77 


2856 


85 



84563 79 



14 



SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 



Dr. 



To balance from last account, 
To cash for milk, 

labor, 

wood, 

Pigs, 

hay, 

calves, 

pork, 

peas, 

vegetables, 

service of bull, 

clay and gravel, 

use of trucks, 

hide, 

keeping horse, 

barley, 



$94 56 


7 05 


373 


85 


147 


12 


49 


50 


65 


29 


54 


34 


17 


25 


31 


10 


22 


82 


20 


25 


11 


70 


17 


00 


4 


59 


2 


00 




95 



$919 37 



Cr. 

By cash paid for fresh fish, 

grinding corn, 

F. E. Mitchell, labor, 

toll to Lawrence, 

repairing harness and blocks, 

grass and garden seeds, 

clothing, 

F. P. Brill, labor, 

chair, 

horse collar, 

2 bbls. crackers, 

Peter Towns end, labor 

hay wagon, 

hardware and tools, 

Amount carried forward, 



$38 65 


8 


80 


16 


50 


1 


22 


5 


62 


5 75 


31 


27 


168 


22 




55 


3 


00 


9 


00 


1 


00 


26 00 


20 


38 



$335 94 



15 



Amount brought forward, 
By cash paid for drag-plank and joists, 

" inmates, 

" Lydia A. Gilcreast, labor, 

" William H. Rea, labor, 

" E. Hussey, washing, and sawing logs, 

" E. Hussey, 12 ft. sawdust, 

" books and stationery, 

" alcohol, 

" freight on shingles, 

" horse and carriage hire, 

" Simon Jones, labor, 

s u John Farnham, tlireshing, 

" cow, 

" Henry Harnden, labor, 

" candles, 

" making cider, 

" harrow, 
Paid Town Treasurer, 

Balance due the Town, 



$335 94 


4 


97 


2 45 


64 


00 


50 


00 


19 


18 


1 


50 


3 


23 


2 


00 


1 


93 


1 


75 


2 


25 


4 


00 


39 


00 


40 


00 


1 


40 


2 


00 


9 


60 


250 


00 


84 


15 



$919 37 

C. O. CUMMINGS, Sup't 



ALMSHOUSE. 

PAUPERS IN ALMSHOUSE. 

Whole number of paupers in the Almshouse during the 

year, 27 

Whole number of weeks' board, 1356 

Whole number of foreign paupers entertained, 99 

Whole number of weeks' board, 33 

Whole number of prisoners held in custody awaiting trial, 14 

WhoLe number of weeks' board, 5 



DEATHS IN THE ALMSHOUSE DUKING THE YEAR. 



Sarah Dole, aged 88 years. 
Judith Wardwell, aged 84 years. 



16 



REMAINING IN ALMSHOUSE. 



Over eighty years of age, 1 

Between seventy and eighty, 6 

sixty and seventy, 2 

fifty and sixty, 2 

" forty and fifty, 4 

" thirty and forty, 1 

" twenty and thirty, 1 

ten and twenty, 5 

" one and ten, 3 

Under one year, 1 

* 26 



INVENTORY OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE AND WARES. 

Two trundle and 2 cot bedsteads, 

Twenty-one bedsteads and 19 bedcords, 

Twenty-three straw and 21 feather-beds, 

Thirty-six pillows, 8.00 ; 18 bolsters, 6.00, 

Twenty-one quilts, 10.50; 33 comforters, 35.50, 

Sixty-two sheets, 31.00 ; 34 pillow-cases, 3.40, 

Magee stove, 12.00 ; 6 air-tight stoves, 5.00, 

Two cylinder stoves, 15.50 ; 1 corn-popper, .25, 

Two clocks, 2.50 ; 3 clotheshorses, 2.00 ; tin ware, 9.54 

Tin boiler, 1.50 ; 1 britannia teapot, 1.50, 

Two syringes, 2.00; 7 earthern pots, 1.20, 

One stone jug and 6 jars, 4.50 ; beanpot, .10, 

Nineteen chambers, 5.50 ; 2 sieves, .40 ; 1 shade, .25, 

Two dinner-bells, .50 ; 3 sad and one coal iron, 2.00, 

One long brush, .50 ; 2 demijohns, 1.00 ; ice-chest, 5.00, 

One knife and chopping-tray, .50; 1 bread-trough, 40, 

One mortar and 1 churn, 2.50; 60 chairs, 15.00, 

Three mop-hnndles, .50 ; writing-desk, 3.00, 

Medicine-chest, 2.00 ; 8 tables, 4.00, 

Twelve pails and seven tubs, 3.00 ; nest boxes, .50, 

Meal-chest and meal, 5.00 ; book-case, 1.00, 

Four firkins and four butter-tubs, 

Two moulding-boards and 2 rolling-pins, 

Lantern, .50 ; crockeryware, 6.60, 

Four earthern dishes, .80 ; 5 glass lamps, 2.50, 

One dining-set and 10 tumblers, 

Eight Japan lamps, .75 ; 1 castor, 1.00, 

Twelve teaspoons, .80 ; 2 table-spoons, .25, 

Amount carried fomard, $306 24 



$1 50 


6 


00 


70 


00 


14 


00 


46 


00 


34 


40 


17 


00 


15 


75 


14 


04 


3 


00 


3 


20 


4 


60 


6 


15 


2 


50 


6 


50 




90 


17 


50 


3 


50 


6 00 


3 


50 


6 


00 


1 


50 


1 


00 


. 7 


10 


3 


30 


8 


50 


1 


75 


1 


05 



17 

Amount brought forward, f 

Twenty-eight iron spoons, .40 ; 30 knives and forks, 2.00, 
Five butcher-knives, 1.00 ; 2 chopping-knives, .25, 
One carving-knife and fork, 
One apple-paring machine, 
One brass and 1 porcelain kettle, 
Six bake-pans and 44 milk-pans, 
One valise and one carpet-bag, 
One office-chair, 2.50 ; 9 long benches, 9.00, 
One covered table, 2.50 ; 1 cider-tunnel, .75, 
Two pails, 1.00 ; 1 wash-dish, .30, 
Two rocking-chairs, 2.00 ; 2 oil-cans, 1.00, 
One nurse-lamp, .40 ; 2 kerosene lamps, .50, 
Cook-stove, 40.00 ; window-glass, 1.00, 
Five curtains, 5.00 ; 11 cup and 14 hand towels, 5.00, 
Fifty-six mounted Town maps, 
One hundred and seventy-two Town maps, sheets, 



5306 


24 


2 


40 


1 


25 




75 




75 


2 


00 


10 


00 


2 


00 


11 


50 


3 


25 


1 


30 


3 


00 




90 


41 


00 


10 


00 


14 00 


17 


20 



427 54 



FARM IMPLEMENTS. 

Eight scythes and snaths, 8.00 ; set measures, .50, 

Two flails and 1 pr. ox-ties, 1.50 ; horse-rake, 24.00, 

Four hand-rakes, 1.00 ; eight hay-forks, 4.00, 

Hay-rope, .25 ; 2 sickles, 50 ; corn-cutter, .25, 

Two grain-chests, 10.00 ; hay-cutter, 2.50, 

Blocks and rope, 3.00 ; 4 ladders, 5.00, 

Three ox-yokes, 10.00 ; feed-trough, 1.50, 

Six shovels and spades, 

Four manure -forks and 1 hook, 

Three iron bars, 3.00 ; 5 draft and 5 stake-chains, 15.00, 

Three whiffietrees and chains, 2.00 ; 6 hoes, 3.00, 

Two grub-hoes, .50 ; 2 garden-rakes, 1.25, 

Five ploughs and lot of old ploughs, 

Ox-scraper, 3.00 ; cultivator, 4.00 ; 2 harrows, 15.00, 

Three pickaxes and one stone-hammer, 

Two peat-knives and four spread-forks, 

Stone-drag and spire, 7.00 ; 1 pr. steelyards, 2.00, 

Two pr. ox-muzzles, .50 ; 1 scald-tub, .75, 

Seven baskets, 2.50 ; 1 grain-cradle, 2.50, 

One deck-scraper, .25; 2 ox-carts, 40.00, 

One ox-wagon, 45.00 ; 2 horse- wagons and top, 85.00, 

Ox-sled, pung, and sleigh 

Amount carried forward, $411 25 

3 



$8 50 


25 


50 


5 


00 


1 


00 


12 


50 


8 


00 


11 


50 


4 


00 


7 


00 


18 


00 


5 


00 


1 


75 


40 


00 


22 


00 


2 


00 


4 


00 


9 


00 


1 


25 


5 


00 


40 


25 


130 


00 


50 


00 



18 



Amount brought forward, 
One wagon harness, 15.00 ; hay wagon, 26.00, 
Work harness, breastplate, and tugs, 
One horse-blanket, 1.50; buffalo robe, 7.00, 
Carpenter's tools, 5.00 ; wrench and blasting tools, 2.00, 
Grindstone, 8.00 ; beetle and wedges, 2.00, 
Four axes, 2.00 ; 1 iron vice, 4.00 ; wheelbarrow, 4.00, 
Three woodsaws, 2.25; 1 hand-rake, 1.00, 
Six feed-boxes, 1.50 ; 11 meal-bags, 2.75, 
Forty-nine flour-barrels, 5.00 ; winnowing mill, 2.00, 
Lot of shingles, 6.00 ; lot of bricks, .50 ; drain tile, 2.50 
Old iron, 2.00 ; stone-wagon, 20.00, 



PROVISIONS. 

One and two-thirds bbls. flour, 20.00 ; crackers, .50, 
Forty-three lbs. butter, 21.50 ; 123 lbs. lard, 36.90, 
Twenty-nine lbs. candles, 5.80 ; 3 gals, oil, 5.00, 
Preserves, 1.00 ; 45 lbs. dried apples, 9.00, 
Five bbls. apples, 15.00 ; 5 gals, molasses, 5.00, 
Twelve lbs. tea, 12.00 ; 2 lbs. saleratus, .30, 
Sixty-six lbs. coffee, 6.60 ; 7 lbs, shells, 2.10, 
Eight lbs. sugar, 2.00 ; 3 bbls. cider, 15.00, 
One and one-half bbls. vinegar, 
Sixty-two lbs. tobacco, 

lbs. snuff, 1.50 ; i bbl. pickles, 4.00, 
Three and one-half bbls. pork, 150.50 ; 5 hams, 25.00, 
Two bushels salt, 2.60 ; boiled cider, 3.00, 
Seventy-five lbs. hard soap, 11.25 ; soft soap, 2.50, 
Eight cider barrels, 6.00 ; 9 meat barrels, 4.50, 



$411 


25 


41 


00 


7 


00 


8 


50 


7 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 


3 


25 


4 


25 


7 


00 


, 9 


00 


22 


00 



$540 25 



820 


50 


58 


40 


10 


80 


10 


00 


20 


00 


12 


30 


8 


70 


17 


00 


10 


00 


46 


50 


5 


50 


175 


50 


5 


60 


13 


75 


10 


50 



S425 05 



FARM PRODUCE. 

Forty bushels corn, 80.00 ; 8 bushels barley, 13.33, 

Eight bushels wheat, 20.00 ; 3± bushels rye, 6.00, 

Twenty-one bushels oats, 21.00 ; 500 lbs. shorts, 14.25, 

Eleven tons English hay, at 35.00, 

Two and one-half tons meadow hay and corn fodder, 

Seeds and seed corn, 6.00 ; manure, 200.00, 

Six cart-spires, 6.00 ; 6 gate-posts, 3.00, 

Six cart axles, 

Lumber, 20.00 ; 12 posts, 3.00, j 

Amount carried forward, $818 08 



$93 33 


26 


00 


35 


25 


385 


00 


37 


50 


206 


00 


9 


00 


3 


00 


23 


00 



19 



Amount brought forward, 
Three bushels cob meal, 

Two hundred and twenty-five bushels potatoes, 
Six bushels beets, 

Six bushels carrots, 3.50 ; 2^ bushels turnips, 1.25, 
One bushel parsnips, .75 ; 11 bushels beans, 27.50, 
Two bushels colored beans, 



$818 08 


3 50 


225 00 


4 50 


4 75 


28 25 


3 00 



$1087 08 



FARM STOCK. 

One horse, 150.00 ; 2 yoke oxen, 425.00, $575 00 

Five cows, 225.00 ; 1 fat cow, 70, 295 00 

One bull, 25.00 ; 6 swine, 135.00, 160 00 

Thirty fowls, 15 00 

$1045 00 

FUEL. 

Twenty-one and one-half cords hard pine wood, sawed, $172 00 
Twelve cords hard wood, sawed, at 10.50, 126 00 

Thirteen cords dry pine at 5.00, 68 00 

Four and one-half cords peat, 22 50 

Eight and one-half tons coal, 140 25 

$528 75 

CLOTHS AND CLOTHING. 

One pr. shoes, 2.00 ; 1 straw hat, .25, 

Four pr. wool socks, 2.50 ; 2 pr. cotton socks, .50, 

Twelve yds calico, 3.60 ; 7 yds. cloth, 7.87, 

Two skeins yarn, .50 ; batting, .35 ; yardstick, .25, 

Four fans, .24 ; curtains, 2.50 ; 2 pr. suspenders, .50, 

Four shirts, 5.00 ; 6 yds. calico, 2.00, 



$2 25 


3 


00 


11 


47 


1 


10 


3 


24 


7 


00 



$28 06 



SUMMARY. 

Inventory household furniture, 
" farming implements, 
" provisions, 
" farm produce, 
" stock, 

fuel, 

cloth and clothing, 



$427 


54 


540 


25 


425 


05 


1087 


08 


1045 


00 


528 


75 


28 


06 


$4081 


73 



20 



TREASURER'S ACCOUNT. 



Town of Andover in account current with JZdward Taylor, Town 

Treasurer. 



Dr. 

To paid County Tax, 
paid State Tax, 
paid Andover Bank, 
paid Andover Bank, interest, 
paid on account of Town debt, 
paid interest on Town debt, 
paid U. S. revenue and P. O. stamps, 
paid discount on taxes at 6 per cent, $1142 03 
paid discount on taxes at 4 per cent, 75 98 

paid Selectmen's orders, current expenses, 
paid Selectmen's orders, schools, 
paid Selectmen's orders, schoolhouses, 
paid Overseers of the Poor, orders, 
paid Selectmen and Auditors, 
Balance of taxes unpaid, 
Cash on hand to balance, 



Cr. 

By balance of taxes unpaid, Feb. 16, 1864, 
Cash on hand, Feb. 16, 1864, 
additional taxes for 1863, 
Cash for rent of Town House lot, balanpe, 

" for telegram of W. H. Ward well's death, 

" for old bridge plank, 

" for rent of Town House, 

" for discount on County Tax, 

" from Centre District, South Parish, balance, 

" from Centre District, West Parish, balance 

" from Newburyport, pauper account, 



$2,765 02 
6,648 00 
9,500 00 
293 45 
3,705 00 
2,317 30 
8 71 

t 1,218 01 

34,831 69 

4,088 08 

639 15 

4,563 79 

22 00 

560 42 

4,101 14 



$75,261 76 


$426 40 


2,045 


90 


21 


66 


3 


00 


1 


50 


13 


00 


238 


00 


34 


56 


18 


36 


> 


14 


26 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$2,828 52 



21 

Amount brought forward, $2,828 52 

By Cash from Salem, pauper account, 79 75 

" from Lawrence, pauper account, 2 75 

11 from State School Fund, 217 12 

" from State Treasurer, recruiting expenses, 209 37 
" from State Treasurer, aid to soldiers' families, 



1863, , 


10,500 00 


" from State Treasurer, corporation taxes, 


6,788 57 


" from Liquor Agent, 


2,219 15 


" from dog licenses, 


23 40 


" from hay-scale fees, 


55 79 


" from Superintendent of Almshouse, 


250 00 


" from sale of Lawrence land, 


1,700 00 


u hired of Andover Bank, 


9,500 00 


" hired of individuals, 


12,345 00 


" money found, 


27 50 


Assessor's warrant for tax lists, 1864, 


28,514 84 


E.E. 


$75,261 76 



EDWARD TAYLOR, Treasurer. 
Andover, Feb. 20, 1865. 



Town Treasurer in account with Notes Payable. 

Dr. Cr. 

1864. 

Feb. 16, To balance due this date, $39,810 00 Paid during the year, $3,705 00 

" hired during the year, 12,345 00 Bal., Feb. 20, 1865, 48,450 00 

$52,155 00 $52,155 00 



1865. 

Feb. 20. Balance of notes due by 

the Town, $48,450 00 

B. E. 

EDWARD TAYLOR, Treasurer. 
Andover, Feb. 20, 1865. 



22 

LIQUOR AGENCY. 

Town ofAndover in account with H. W. Abbott, Town Agent. 

Dr. 

To cash paid Town Treasurer for liquors sold, 
stock of liquors, etc., on hand Feb. 15, 1865, 
due for 17 barrels and casks sold, 
cash on hand, 



82 


,185 


94 




438 


31 




18 


25 




37 


37 



$2,679 87 



Cr. 



By stock of liquors on hand Feb. 13, 1864, $159 93 

cash received of Town Treasurer to pay bills of 

liquors, 1,891 49 

cash received of Town Treasurer to pay U. S. 

license, one year, 20 00 

cash received of Town Treasurer to pay tax on 

10 gallons of gin, 4 00 

cash received of Town Treasurer to pay reassess- 
ment on license, 

freight bills, etc., due, 

Agent's salary, one year, 

bills due E. F. Porter, 
Net profit, 



4 


17 


28 


50 


175 


00 


162 26 


234 


52 


$2,679 87 



MEMORANDUM OF ASSESSMENTS, 1864. 

State tax, $6,648 00 

County tax, 2,765 02 

Schools, 3,800 00 

Current expenses, including overlay, 12,380 77 

Highway, reassessed, 1,318 45 

Additional taxes, 241 32 

Ballard Vale District tax, 1,098^79 

Scotland District tax, 262*49 



$28,514 84 
Corporation taxes received from State Treasurer, 6,788 57 



23 

LIABILITIES AND ASSETS. 

LIABILITIES. 

Notes payable, $48,450 00 

Due School Districts, Schoolhouses, 1,072 86 

Due Schools, 1,433 97 

Due for interest not called for, 246 00 

Due E. F. Porter for liquors, 162.26 ; freight, 28.50, 190 76 

Due Liquor Agent, salary, 21 87 

$51,415 46 

ASSETS. 

Cash on hand, $560 42 

Taxes unpaid, 4,101 14 

Cash in Superintendent's hands, 84 15 

Cash arid stock in liquor agency, 475 68 
Due from Newburyport, $35 75 ) 

Due from North Andover, 11 50 [ 82 25 
Due from Salem, 35 00 ) 
Due from State Soldiers' aid, viz., 

for 1864, 12,445 00) iq7 .^ - n 

since Jan. 1, 1865, 1,290 50 J lc5,/J ° 0U 



19,039 14 
$32,376 32 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY. 

Town House and fixtures, $15,000 00 

Land under and adjoining, 2,000 00 

Weights and measures, 200 00 

Drum, 5.00 ; wash-boiler, 2.50, 7 50 



$17,207 50 

Iron safe in Clerk's office, $166 00) r 

Hay scales, 300 00 j 40b UU 

FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

Engine-house and land, $900 00 ) qfm nn 

Engine and apparatus, 1,000 00 j MUU UU 

PAUPER DEPARTMENT. 

Town farm and buildings, $5,830 00 ) o 911 73 

Personal property, as per inventory, 4,081 73 J 

Total, $29,485 23 



24 



PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 



The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free School, 
herewith render to the Town their Annual Account of the 
condition of the Fund, and of the Receipts and Expenditures 
thereof for the year ending Feb. 1, 1865. 

The permanent Fund of Forty Thousand dollars is invested 
in valid Notes and Real Estate Securities, $40,000 00 



KECEIPTS. 

Balance of cash on hand, as per last Report, $742 84 

Interest received since said Report, 2,432 96 

Cash received of T. E. Mayberry and Co., land rent, 25 00 



EXPENDITURES. 

Cash paid Wm. G. Goldsmith, Principal, 
Sarah S. Richardson, Assistant, 
Mary S. Nourse, Assistant, 
Abby S. Hervey, Assistant, 
Abby B. Carter, Music Teacher, 
M. Foster, jr., Treasurer, 
Wm. G. Goldsmith, sundries, 

C. D. Gould, diplomas, 
T. E. Mayberry and Co., wood and coal, 
Henry Abbott, janitor, 
Henry Abbott, labor and sundries, 

D. Howarth, books and stationery, 
Wm. Barnet, labor, etc., 
Wm. S. Jenkins, labor and stock, 
Dodge and Beard, sundries, 
Edward Carter, tuning piano, 
J. H. Merrill, sundries, 
B. G. Morris, sundries, 

Amount carried forward, 



$32,00 80 


$1,000 00 


400 


00 


305 


00 


7 


00 


37 


50 


100 


00 


56 


04 


29 


25 


170 


41 


62 


50 


17 


35 


12 


94 


14 


88 


10 


43 


9 09 


3 


00 


5 


05 


5 


60 


$2,246 04 



25 



Amount brought forward, 
Cash paid C. Meyers, sundries, 

Margaret Barry, cleaning rooms, 
Seth Shearman, repairing clock, 
Hermon Abbott, moving piano, 
John Sullivan, labor, 
James A. Treat, sundries, 
Millet's express, 

E. P. Higgins, painting blackboards, 
J. H. Cochrane, repairing pump, 



Cash deposited in Andover Bank, to balance, 



S2,246 04 


5 15 


2 50 


2 00 


2 00 


2 00 


1 35 


1 27 


1 00 


50 


$2,263 81 


936 99 


$3,200 80 



Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES H. MERRILL, 
BENJAMIN B. BABBITT, 
CHARLES SMITH, 
NATHAN FRYE, 
EDWARD TAYLOR, 
JOHN ABBOTT, 
MOSES FOSTER, Jr., 
JOSEPH SHATTUCK. 



Andover, Feb. 1, 1865. 
4 



26 



The foregoing accounts have been carefully examined by the 
undersigned, and found to be correctly kept and satisfactorily 
vouched. They therefore respectfully present their Report to 
the Town for its acceptance. 



S. RAYMOND, 
H. W. ABBOT 
HENRY BOYN1 V 



H. W. ABBOT, } Auditors. 



Andover, Feb. 20, 1865. 



27 



TOWN WARRANT. 



ESSEX, SS. To Robert Callahan, one of the Constables of the 
Town of Anriover, Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
Town of Andover qualified to vote in elections and in town 
affairs, to meet and assemble at the Town House, in said 
Andover, on Monday, the 6th day of March next, at twelve 
o'clock at noon, to act on the following articles, namely : 
1st. To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 
2d. To choose a Town Clerk for the year ensuing. 
3d. To hear and act on the Report of the Auditors. 
4th. To choose Selectmen, Assessors, Overseers of the Poor, 
Town Treasurer, School Committee, Constables, Fence Viewers, 
and all other necessary and usual town officers. 

5th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise for the 
repairs of the highways the ensuing year. 

6th. To see what methods the Town will adopt for the 
r3pairs of the Highways. 

7th. To see if the Town will authorize the Prudential Com- 
mittees of the several school districts to select and contract with 
teachers for the several school districts. 

8th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise for the 
maintenance of their public schools for the year ensuing. 

9th. To see what method the Town will adopt to apportion 
the school money among the school districts. 

10th. To see what sum of money the Town will raise to 
defray the necessary expenses accruing the year ensuing. 

11th. To see what method the Town will adopt for the col- 
lestion of the public Taxes the ensuing year. 

12th. To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treasurer 
to hire money for the use of the Town when necessary. 



28 

13th. To determine what compensation the Town will pay 
to Firemen for their services the ensuing year. 

14th. To see if the Town will accept and revise the list of 
Jurors prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

15th. To see if the Town will continue to pay State aid to 
the families of Volunteers, as provided for by the laws of this 
Commonwealth relating thereto. 

16th. To see if the Town will make an appropriation in 
behalf of the Trustees of the Punchard Free School, to enable 
them to increase the salaries of their teachers, on petition of 
said Trustees. 

17th. To see if the Town will pay a bounty of One Hundred 
Dollars each to certain persons who enlisted in the U. S. service 
as Volunteers in 1862, on petition of Charles H. Bell and others. 

18th. To see if the Town will so modify the law relating to 
coasting, as to allow any street or streets to be used for that 
purpose, on petition of S. H. Taylor and others. 

19th. To act on any other business that may legally come 
before said meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this warrant, with 
your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place 
of meeting as aforesaid. 

Given under our hands at Andover, this eighteenth day of 
February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred 
and sixty-five. . 

GEORGE FOSTER, ) Selectmen 

BENJAMIN BOYNTON, [ of 
JOHN B. ABBOTT, ) Andover. 

A true copy. — Attest, 

ROBERT CALLAHAN, 

Constable of Andover.